This week starts Strawesome’s 5th year in business! What began as an artistic expression and desire to contribute to our family has taken on a life of its own and is making a difference around the world.
Today, March 14, 2014 marks the day (5 years ago) that we created Strawesome. Months prior to founding Strawesome, I was taking classes and practiced making straws so that I could create something more than just a hobby. Sometimes I would notice that I would start shaking when my hands had to be very steady – almost like I was hungry and my blood sugar was low. Come to find out a few weeks later that I was shaky because I was pregnant with our second son, Luke (pictured above). I can always judge how long I’ve been doing this based on his little life. 🙂
We first listed our products on Etsy and had great success there. At this point I was at a crossroads. I had been teaching Bradley Method childbirth classes and making straws at the same time. (Yes, I had 2 all natural Bradley Births!) Instead of doing both I chose to concentrate my efforts in one direction. With the help of my husband, Brian, and his mad website design skills, we took off on a Strawesome adventure! Did you know that it was my husband who came up with the name Strawesome?! Many people think we paid a marketing person for the name. Nope, it took months of patience to come up with that great name!
Over the last 5 years we’ve had many cool things happen. Including being featured on the local news this year (where I was declared a genius! ha!), launched a new website, introduced new distributors and wholesalers of our product worldwide, and talked with many wonderful customers! I can only imagine what the next 5 years will bring!
Today only (03/14/14), we are doing a FREE SHIPPING for all USA retail orders through our website. Use promocode 5FREESHIP after you calculate your shipping costs. This offer is for new orders only.
I’m also offering up a FREE glass straw to FIVE winners who comment on this post. Winners will be chosen on Monday 3/17/14 and will be notified via email.
Cheers to another 5 years!